Publication Type : Journal Article
Publisher : Indian Journal of Public Health Research Development
Source : Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, Volume 9, Issue 4, p.129-134 (2018)
Url : http://www.indianjournals.com/ijor.aspx?target=ijor:ijphrd&volume=9&issue=4&article=026
Campus : Kochi
School : College of Nursing
Department : Mental Health Nursing
Year : 2018
Abstract : Background of the study: Domestic violence is a serious problem around the world. Statistics on the prevalence of the problem indicate that domestic violence is a worldwide epidemic. Objective: to explore the experience of domestic violence among women and assess the knowledge of them regarding domestic violence. Materials and methods: A descriptive survey design was used to collect the data. Sample comprised of 200 women between the age of 18-60 years selected by proportionate stratified random sampling. Data were collected using predesigned tools developed by the researcher. Personal interview was conducted to collect the data on experience of domestic violence and knowledge of women regarding various aspects of domestic violence. The data then obtained was analyzed using descriptive statistics (percentage and frequency distribution). Results: Forty three percentage of the subjects were experiencing domestic violence at the time of the study. Majority of the subjects (49%) had poor knowledge and 18% had good knowledge regarding various aspects of domestic violence. Conclusion: The findings of the study show that this evil is still growing in our society. Also the knowledge of the women about domestic violence is found to be poor. It shows the need for gender sensitization and empowerment programmes. © 2018, Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development. All rights reserved.
Cite this Research Publication : R. Kaimal, Prof. Sreedevi P. A., and Joy, F., “Exploratory Study on experience of domestic Violence among Women”, Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 129-134, 2018.